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H. G. Richter, K. Gembruch, G. Koch

Chrysophyllum spp. (Aningré blanc)

Nomenclature. Family: SAPOTACEAE. Other trade relevant species: Tropical Africa: C. beguei, C. pruniforme; Southeast Asia: Asie Sud-Est: C. lanceolatum; tropical South America: C. lucentifolium, C. venezuelanense. Further trade and local names: C. beguei, C. pruniforme: longhi blanc (DE, FR); aninguéri, aningré, aniégré (FR); aningeria (GB); kali (DE); grogoli, koandio, osam (CI); mukali (AO); mukalla (CG); inon, agwa (NG); mukangu (KE); osan (UG). C. lanceolatum: pepulut (MY). C. lucentifolium, C. venezuelanense: abiú branco, guajara (BR); aguai (BO); almendra, caimito (PE); cajure, chaparo maneco, chupón, palo manteco (VE). Code according to DIN EN 13556: GAXX. Internal code: ANI.

CITES(EU) status of protection. Not protected.

Geographic distribution. India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indomalesia, tropical Africa, and tropical South America.

Growth rings, colour, grain, etc. Growth ring boundaries indistinct or absent. Heartwood basically yellow, white or grey; without streaks. Sapwood similar to heartwood colour. Wood of medium weight (ca. 0.60 g/cm³). Interlocked grain absent.

Hardwood vs softwood. Vessels (pores) present (= hardwood).

Vessels (pores). Wood diffuse-porous. Vessels (pores) arranged in a radial pattern; in multiples; commonly in short (2–3 vessels) radial rows, or in radial rows of 4 or more. Vessels medium (75–125–175 µm); few (4–12). Tyloses present (rare, hardly visible with a lens), or absent (in case sapwood is mistaken for heartwood). Other deposits in heartwood vessels (pores) absent.

Axial parenchyma. Axial parenchyma present; not banded. Other macroscopically visible types of axial parenchyma: diffuse-in-aggregates (in numerous narrow strings between rays).

Rays. Rays narrow. Large rays commonly less than 1 mm high.

Resin canals. Normal resin canals absent.

Physical and chemical tests. Heartwood not fluorescent. Water extract not fluorescent; colourless to brown. Ethanol extract not fluorescent; colourless to brown. Froth test weak positive. Splinter burns to partial ash; colour of ash dark white to grey.

Additional information. • ani.jpg. Chrysophyllum spp. (Aningré blanc). Transverse section ca. 10x. Wood surface, natural size.


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Cite this publication as: ‘Richter, H.G., Gembruch, K., and Koch, G. 2014 onwards. CITESwoodID: descriptions, illustrations, identification, and information retrieval. In English, French, German, and Spanish. Version: 16th May 2014. delta-intkey.com’.

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